Thursday, June 8, 2017, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
in conversation with Micheline Aharonian Marcom
celebrating the release of
A Good Country
By Laleh Khadivi
from Bloomsbury Publishing
A timely novel about the radicalization of a Muslim teen in California--about where identity truly lies, and how we find it.
Laleh Khadivi was born in Esfahan, Iran, in 1977. In the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution her family fled, finally settling in Canada and then the United States. Khadivi received her MFA from Mills College and was a Creative Writing Fellow in Fiction at Emory University. In 2008 she received The Whiting Writers' Award. In 2009 she published her first novel The Age of Orphans. Laleh Khadivi lives in California.
Micheline Aharonian Marcom is the author of five books including the critically acclaimed trilogy of novels: Three Apples Fell from Heaven (2001), The Daydreaming Boy (2004) which earned her the 2004 Lannan Literary Fellowship as well as the 2005 PEN/USA Award for Fiction, and Draining the Sea (2008). She currently teaches Creative Writing at Mills College and is also on the faculty of the Goddard College MFA in Creative Writing Program.